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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Buddhistadjective

    one who follows the teachings of Buddha

  2. Buddhist, Buddhisticadjective

    of or relating to or supporting Buddhism

    "Buddhist sculpture"

Wiktionary

  1. Buddhistnoun

    A practitioner of the religion and philosophy of Buddhism.

  2. Buddhistnoun

    A follower of the Indian religious and spiritual teacher, Buddha.

  3. Buddhistadjective

    of, relating to, or practicing Buddhism

Wikipedia

  1. Buddhist

    Buddhism ( BUU-dih-zəm, BOOD-), also known as Buddha Dharma and Dharmavinaya (transl. "doctrines and disciplines"), is an Indian religion or philosophical tradition based on teachings attributed to the Buddha. It originated in present-day North India as a śramaṇa–movement in the 5th century BCE, and gradually spread throughout much of Asia via the Silk Road. It is the world's fourth-largest religion, with over 520 million followers (Buddhists) who comprise seven percent of the global population.The Buddha taught the Middle Way, a path of spiritual development that avoids both extreme asceticism and hedonism. It aims at liberation from attachment or clinging to that which is impermanent (anitya), incapable of satisfying (duḥkha), and without a lasting essence (anātman). A summary of this path is expressed in the Noble Eightfold Path, a training of the mind through observance of Buddhist ethics and meditation, with the intention of ending the cycle of death and rebirth (saṃsāra). Other widely observed practices include: monasticism; "taking refuge" in the Buddha, the dharma, and the saṅgha; and the cultivation of perfections (pāramitā).Two major extant branches of Buddhism are generally recognized by scholars: Theravāda (lit. 'School of the Elders') and Mahāyāna (lit. 'Great Vehicle'). The Theravāda branch has a widespread following in Sri Lanka as well as in Southeast Asia (namely Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia). The Mahāyāna branch—which includes the traditions of Zen, Pure Land, Nichiren, Tiantai, Tendai, and Shingon—is predominantly practiced in Nepal, Bhutan, China, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan. Additionally, Vajrayāna (lit. 'Indestructible Vehicle'), a body of teachings attributed to Indian adepts; may be viewed as a separate branch or an aspect of the Mahāyāna tradition. Tibetan Buddhism, which preserves the Vajrayāna teachings of eighth-century India; is practiced in the Himalayan states as well as in Mongolia and Russian Kalmykia. Historically, until the early 2nd millennium, Buddhism was widely practiced in the Indian subcontinent; it also had a foothold to some extent elsewhere in Asia, namely Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, and the Philippines. Buddhist schools vary in their interpretation of the paths to liberation (mārga) as well as the relative importance and canonicity assigned to various Buddhist texts, and their specific teachings and practices. The Theravada Buddhist tradition emphasizes transcending the individual self through the attainment of nirvāṇa (lit. 'quenching'), while the Mahayana tradition emphasizes the Bodhisattva-ideal.

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  1. buddhist

    A Buddhist is an individual who follows or practices Buddhism, a philosophical and spiritual tradition founded by Siddhartha Gautama, also known as Buddha, around 2,500 years ago in India. Buddhists adhere to teachings and principles such as the Four Noble Truths, the Noble Eightfold Path, and concepts of karma, rebirth, and nirvana, seeking to attain spiritual enlightenment and liberation from suffering and cycles of rebirth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Buddhistnoun

    one who accepts the teachings of Buddhism

  2. Buddhistadjective

    of or pertaining to Buddha, Buddhism, or the Buddhists

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Buddhist in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Buddhist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Buddhist in a Sentence

  1. The Dalai Lama:

    I always consider myself as a simple Buddhist monk, i feel that is the real me.

  2. Tongthong Chandransu:

    Because King Mongkut was a monk, he ordered that the procession should visit important Buddhist temples so the new monarch can provide alms to monks.

  3. Thaung Tun:

    Myanmar does not deny that what is unfolding in northern Rakhine is a humanitarian crisis, there is no denying that the Muslim community in Rakhine has suffered. The Buddhist Rakhine, Hindu and other ethnic minorities have suffered no less.

  4. Yuji Tanaka:

    After the war, Tokyo drastically changed economically and socially due to rapid economic growth through the 1970s, you can see the 400 years of history of Tokyo with perspective views at the museum. ( Just be aware that the Edo-Tokyo Museum is closed until early 2018 for a remodel. Other favorite must-see spots in Tokyo are visiting the shrine atSens?-ji, the insane streets of Shibuya( where you can cross the streets with thousands of other pedestrians, and visiting the beautiful Ueno Park in Tokyo's Tait? city. Sens?-ji is an ancient Buddhist temple — and also Toyko's oldest. ( Clint Henderson) The cherry blossoms at Ueno Park are a sight to see — just make sure you get there at the right time of year. ( Clint Henderson) JAPANESE RESTAURANT CAUGHT ADDING EXCESSIVE WASABI TO FOREIGNERS' ORDERS That might sound like a lot — especially since it's all within city limits — but Krasowski further suggests making Tokyo your temporary home base, and then hopping over to see other parts of the islands.

  5. Howard Thurman:

    Whether I'm black, white, Presbyterian, Baptist, Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim -- in the presence of God all of these categories by which we relate to each other fade away.

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